The SO sweet Carnation,
I love this flower and its my birth month flower :)
I made these with white Ribbon and painted them,
No two flowers are the same, the fold of the ribbon making each flower unique in its own right and also painting them makes them different by adding light or dark shades wherever you want making the whole picture unique to the creator.
I love black backgrounds, I think it brings out the colours so much more than white,
I've used black many times in cross stitch and the results were always beautiful.